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German firms would face billions in extra tariffs in hard Brexit: study

09 Oct 2018

BERLIN German firms would face extra tariffs of more than 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) a year if Britain quits the European Union without a trade deal, and their exports to Britain might drop by up to 57 percent, Germany's IW institute said on Tuesday. | Video

Unexpected decline in German industry output hints at economic slowdown

08 Oct 2018

BERLIN German industrial output dipped unexpectedly in August for the third time in as many months, data showed on Monday, suggesting Europe's largest economy lost steam in the third quarter.

German coalition avoids split with solution to spymaster crisis

23 Sep 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition resolved a dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster on Sunday, ending a crisis that had prompted concerns the six-month-old government could fall apart.

German coalition's future at stake as parties again try to resolve spymaster affair

22 Sep 2018

BERLIN The fate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwieldy six-month-old government hangs in the balance this weekend as the three coalition parties seek again to resolve their dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster.

Germany can't look away if Syria uses chemical weapons - Merkel

12 Sep 2018

BERLIN Top German officials on Wednesday called for concerted global efforts to prevent chemical weapons being used in Syria, as conservative chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could not simply look away if such attacks took place.

German spy chief at odds with Merkel over hounding of migrants in Chemnitz

07 Sep 2018

BERLIN Germany's domestic spy chief expressed scepticism on Friday that migrants had been hounded in Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man, undermining Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said images from the eastern city "very clearly" showed hate.

Germany considers tightening controls on buying strategic firms

07 Aug 2018

BERLIN Germany is considering tighter controls on foreign investments as concerns over Chinese takeovers of strategically important technology firms mount.

German AfD leaders condemn member for calling Hitler attacker a traitor

02 Aug 2018

BERLIN Leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) condemned a party member on Thursday for branding a German officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler a traitor.

On-the-job training: A German export hit losing favour at home

29 Jul 2018

WINSEN AN DER LUHE, Germany Nina Lorea Kley urgently needs young people to train as vehicle builders at her company's factories in northern and eastern Germany. She has enough orders and money to hire 20 this summer but can only find 14. | Video

On-the-job training - A German export hit losing favour at home

28 Jul 2018

WINSEN AN DER LUHE, Germany Nina Lorea Kley urgently needs young people to train as vehicle builders at her company's factories in northern and eastern Germany. She has enough orders and money to hire 20 this summer but can only find 14. | Video

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